Rhynaclach is an attractive stock farm extending to about 411 acres with a farmhouse and a range of farm buildings situated in a private position.
Rhynaclach Farm has a SGRPID farm code of 719/0065. The farm has a traditional flock of about 550 Blackface ewes. There is a herd of 50 suckler cows. The spring calving herd is mainly Limousin/Friesian cows crossed with a Charolais bull.
The majority of Rhynaclach Farm lies in a Less Favoured Area, excluding the land to the east of the Newton track. Further details are available from the Selling Agents.
The majority of the land is classed as Grade 4 (1) by the Macaulay Institute and has had regular applications of lime, phosphate and manure over the years.
The farm has enjoyable walked-up rough shooting for woodcock and snipe. There are several roe deer on the farm.
There is a riparian right for the purchaser of lot 1 to fish on Loch Ruskie, shared with the other riparian owners. The trout fishing rights on the loch are leased to the Heriot Angling Club until 30th March 2031 and produces a rent of £1,000 per annum.
Notwithstanding the lease, the buyer of lot 1 can fish for trout with one boat.
Lot 1: Rhynaclach Farm (About 311.82 Acres)
The farmhouse is approached by a short private tarmac driveway and is situated in an elevated south facing position. The one-and-a-half storey house is constructed of stone under a pitched slate roof.
With oil-fired central heating and double glazing, the accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor entrance porch, hall, sitting room with
open fire, dining room, office/bedroom 4, and kitchen.
First Floor landing, three bedrooms and bathroom.
In front of the house there is an enclosed garden mainly laid to lawn with planted borders.
Adjacent to the farmhouse, there is a traditional U-shape steading of stone construction beneath a corrugated roof. Within the steading, there are the following:
- Wood store
- Former Stables
- Barn (partially lofted)
Behind the steading there is a 4-bay corrugated straw shed with a lean-to on both sides. There are useful sheep and cattle handling facilities with a dipper.
To the north of the farmhouse, there are two modern farm buildings as follows:
- Machinery Shed: 4-bay, steel portal frame, box clad profile (80ft x 40ft).
- Cattle Court: 7-bay, steel portal frame with central feed passage, corrugated roof and self-locking yokes (140ft x 90ft).
The land included with Lot 1 can be analysed as follows:
Land Type Acreage
Grass Leys 106.23
Permanent Pasture 196.33
Rough Grazing 4.88
Total 311.82 Acres
The farm has good fencing and at the north east boundary, there is frontage to Loch Ruskie which is a particularly attractive feature.
Lot 2: Land at Letters (About 55.80 Acres)
This useful block of farmland lies to the west of lot 1 and is accessed off the A81 via a hardcore farm track. Lot 2 comprises four fields of pasture extending to about 55.80 acres in total.
Lot 3: Land at Loch Letters (About 43.84 Acres)
This is a block of farmland which lies to the northwest of lot 1 and is accessed directly off the A81. Lot 3 comprises of two fields of pasture extending to about 43.84 acres in total.
Rhynaclach Farm is situated on the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, about 6½ miles south of Callander, close to the Lake of Menteith in rural Stirlingshire. The farm has fine views to the south towards the Fintry hills.
The nearby village of Port of Menteith has a primary school, lake-side restaurant and church with Callander providing several shops including a supermarket, restaurants, two banks, hotel, doctors surgery, petrol station and nursery, primary and secondary schooling.
Private schooling is available at Morrison's Academy in Crieff, Dollar Academy and Beaconhurst in Bridge of Allan.
Stirling, 13 miles to the east, provides a wide range of shopping facilities, a University, national rail and motorway links to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow are within commuting distance and both cities have an international airport.
The local area is renowned for its scenic beauty with many local walks, cycle tracks, and pony trekking with spectacular views over mountains, lochs and glens. Loch Lomond (20 miles) is well known for its water sports including wind surfing, kayaking and sailing. The nearby Lake of Menteith is renowned for its trout fishing, while the River Teith offers salmon fishing. For the golfer, there are plenty of courses in the area including Aberfoyle, Balfron, Buchanan Castle, Callander and Stirling. Shooting and stalking opportunities can be rented locally.